That's a pretty provocative title, but "Why Arabs Lose Wars," a December 2000 article -- via the Red Rock Eater news service -- by retired U.S. Colonel Norvell B. De Atkine (there's a mouthful of a name), explains the topic lucidly and without jingoism. It's a sobering read, and goes a long way to explain how Israel survives surrounded by enemies, and how Iraq could lose a war with Iran (not an Arab country, by the way) even when the latter nation was in chaos following its 1979 revolution.
Tuesday, September 03, 2002
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